Part 1.

clot
a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
collaborate
work together on a common enterprise or project
color
a visual attribute of things from the light they emit
controversial
marked by or capable of arousing disagreement
coterie
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cursory
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

 

Part 2.

deciduous
shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
defeatist
someone who is resigned to an unsuccessful ending
demure
shy or modest, often in a playful or provocative way
disinterestedness
freedom from bias or from selfish motives
downright
complete and without restriction or qualification
elitist
someone who believes in rule by a high-status group

 

Part 3.

embrace
squeeze tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
eminence
high status importance owing to marked superiority
encroachment
any entry into an area not previously occupied
esoteric
understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
exhort
spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
exorbitant
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

 

Part 4.

exotic
characteristic of another place or part of the world
extant
still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost
extemporaneous
with little or no preparation or forethought
extrapolate
draw from specific cases for more general cases
facer
a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced
facile
arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth

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2020-04-17